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Memorial details

Memorial type
Sculptured / Cast figure
District
City of London
Town
City of London
County
Greater London
Country
England
Commemoration
Non-Combat Deaths
Maker
SALVATORE FLORENTI ALBANO (Sculptor)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
11714
Current location

St. Paul's Cathedral
St. Paul's Churcyard
City of London
City of London
Greater London
CM4M 8AD
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 32035 81148
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
In the crypt, Nelson Chamber, a bust of him in his uniform, supported on bracket of books, representing his literary works. Figure of woman in relief as she kneels in mourning on the inscription pane. Sculpted marble standing wall monument with a bust of a general above a memorial panel carved in high relief with a figure of a kneeling woman. The bust represents a man with beard and long moustache, his head turned to the left, wearing an array of military medals. His collar and sash are embroidered with oak leaves and similar foliage lines the truncation of the bust. The bust sits on a pile of books with inscribed bindings, either side of which are crossed banners, cannon and laurel leaves. Below is a panel with the memorial inscription and, carved in high relief, a figure of a woman kneeling before a sword and clutching a wreath. Behind is a grey marble back-panel of pyramidal shape surmounted by a cross.
Inscription
TO THE MEMORY OF SIR CHARLES METCALFE MACGREGOR K.C.B. C.S.I.C.I.E. / BORN AT AGRA 13TH AUGUST 1840, / DIED AT CAIRO 5TH FEBRUARY 1887. / THIS MEMORIAL HAS BEEN ERECTED / BY HIS FRIENDS AND COMRADES / OF ALL RANKS, / WHO KNEW HIS WORTH AND WHO LOVED HIM. / THE SON OF A SOLDIER, / AND A SOLDIER AT AN EARLY AGE HIMSELF, / HE DEVOTED HIS LIFE / TO THE DUTIES OF HIS PROFESSION. / UNDAUNTED BY DIFFICULTIES, / COURTING DANGER, LOVING RESPONSIBILITY, / AS AN OFFICER, A LEADER, AN EXPLORER / UNSURPASSED. / A GOOD SON, / AN AFFECTIONATE HUSBAND, / A LOVING FATHER, / HE BECAME A GREAT EXAMPLE / OF WHAT A SOLDIER SHOULD BE.
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Macgregor, Charles, Metcalfe
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Commemorations
  • Non-Combat Deaths
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,year died,place of death,forename,age of death,additional,decorations
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • St Paul's Cathedral Inventory Inv no.2353
  • The Times 9E/07 Feb 1887 obit
  • DICTIONARY OF BRITISH ART VOLUME V BRITISH ARTISTS 1880-1940 by JOHNSON, J P. 21 Source: Image Library NIWM Published:ANTIQUE COLLECTORS CLUB 1994 WOODBRIDGE, SUFFOLK
  • ST PAUL'S CATHEDRAL by BURMAN, PETER P. 142 Source: Image Library NIWM no.111

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